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    September 21, 2010
    5:30 - 6:00pm EDT  

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>> and now "bbc world news. >> concern grows whether the commonwealth games in delhi will happen. and north korea on points and new leader. there is speculation kim jong-il will name his youngest son his successor. and allegations of money laundering at the vatican. ed welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- dementia, the epidemic, costing the world $600 billion and no cure in sight. and back on display. some iraqi architects after the 2003 war.
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hello to you. the indian government once the commonwealth games to highlight the country's many strengths. but many fear the games have become an embarrassment. within two weeks, 71,000 athletes and officials are due in delhi. there are already complaints of filthy accommodation and safety concerns with the collapse of a footbridge injuring 23. our correspondent is there. >> dreams of glory are turning into a nightmare. every deadline has been mixed. the worst monsoon in 30 years has left floods and an outbreak of fever. the latest worry is -- the
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accommodations for the athletes. once teams began arriving, it became clear that conditions are far worse. on the surface, it is under command. on other blocks, they have been confined -- confronted with filthy toilet and rubble. >> it is hard to see how they can be turned around at the moment. they are just appalling. they are filthy, disgusting. just -- nobody would ever want to live in those conditions and no one should ever be expected to. >> it is an major concern. 7000 athletes and officials are expected from 71 commonwealth countries, the biggest gains ever. delhi has been racing to get the area ready and in time.
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today, the main athletic stadium, another major setback. a collapsed bridge. nearly two dozen injured. the cleanup work went on into the night. he can see behind me the main athletic stadium. right here is a pedestrian bridge that has collapsed under its own way. it would have been used by thousands of pedestrians as they walked over to the main venue. now questions are being raised over the quality of construction. it was not meant to be this way. this was supposed to be india's coming out party, showcasing a global showcase. >> it is under control. we are doing our best. we are confident we will be able to complete the entire
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renovation and cleaning. >> but not everyone is convinced. some say unless india acts quickly, the event could be in jeopardy. bbc news, delhi. >> next tuesday, there will be a conference. that is not moving news in itself, but this one is north korea, and it is extremely rare. the last time it happened 30 years ago, it led to kim jong-il succeeding his father. there is insulation he is about to hand over to one of his sons. -- there is speculation he is about to hand over to one of his sons. >> this is an early confirmed photo of the sun, taken almost two decades ago. almost nothing is known about him except that he comes from a ruthless bloodline. the eternal president and his son kim jong-il are the only
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leader north korea has ever known. kim jong-il had a very long and public grooming for power, for trade for years as the natural successor to his godlike father. so when his father died in 1994, north korea's was side- leadership could easily pass to another -- quasi-leadership could easily pass to another member of the family. now there is talk of succession. but now it is in more haste. and with the added problem, many suggest, that none of his three known suns appear to be particularly promising leaders. the first was once caught trying to enter japan on a false passport, apparently in an attempt to visit tokyo's and disneyland amusement park. the middle son is reportedly
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considered "too feminine" by his father. that leaves his third son, just 26 or 27 years old, unknown and experience -- and experience. -- on experience. -- unexperienced. he is a complete political novice. he may be his father's successor next week, but it may be a different matter for other power elites in north korea. bbc news. >> more of the main news for you. 18 children are still missing in pakastani kashmir where a school bus has crashed. officials say it is unlikely that any survive. the school bus plunged 300
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meters from the road into a river 16 kilometers from the regional capital. nine american soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in southwest afghanistan. it is not clear what caused the crash. 529 soldiers have been killed in the country this year. china has suspended a planned meeting with japan, saying the atmosphere of the summit in new york is not suitable for talks. relations have deteriorated since the chinese apprehended a fishing boat captain two weeks ago. for weeks, he has not been on speaking terms with the president. the transitional government only controls a few districts at the capital of mogadishu. the head of the vatican bank is under investigation on suspicion
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of violating money laundering laws. prosecutors expect -- suspects ettore gotti tedeschi and other officials of malfeasance. duncan kennedy reports from rome. theast week's pilgrimage of pope to united kingdom has acted like a tonic to british and many other catholics, restoring confidence where despair lurked. but there is news that this man, ettore gotti tedeschi, senior banking official of the catholic hierarchy has been placed under investigation. he is the head of the vatican bank, and he is suspected of failing to reveal information about funds passing through accounts. italian spoke for the need for the police inquiry to be confidential. >> with all banks, they have
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huge power. whether it is the vatican bank or any other bank. they had excessive power. >> i think no one should be above the law, and i hope they can work it out. if the money is due the country of italy, then it should be paid. >> the vatican has quickly come to ettore gotti tedeschi's support, saying it is perplexed and astonished at the investigation. and the holy see expresses the maximum confidence in the president and his chief executive. the vatican says they have been trying to be more transparent about their accounts for some time now. said the timing could not be more unfortunate for these allegations. there is a sense of moral renewal. 30 years ago, the infamous
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scandal engulfed the catholic church, costing millions of dollars in compensation and its reputation for integrity. it was a murky tale involving this man. he was a man whose banker had links to the vatican bank, and also to the freemasons and the mafia. he was found dead later under a london bridge. no one has said that these allegations are anything like the scale of that. but the vatican and then finds itself at the center of unwanted, non-religious attention. dumping kennedy, bbc news. >> at first, you think it must be a mistake. but 10% of this world's gdp will be used caring for dementia patients. and cost will grow rapidly,
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meaning big changes in health and social care. we have this report. >> good quality care cannot be done cheaply. this financial pressure is expected to increase everywhere because the elderly are growing in number. today's report sums up the financial impact of dementia around the world. the global costs this year are estimated to be over $600 billion. the report points out it is much higher than need revenue of retail giant wal-mart, and their estimated to soar by 2030. >> inevitably, it is going to increase. the number of people with dementia is increasing world wide. we have an aging population. the largest increase is going to be in middle and low income countries. there will be 35.5 million people with dementia now and in
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25 years, it will be 600 million. >> india is pinpointed in the reports as the country most likely to see a sharp rise in dementia cases, because like many other countries, it has a rapidly-aging population. parliament passed laws three years ago to make young people care for their relatives. campaigners say government everywhere needs to do much more. bbc news. >> stay with us, if you can, and "bbc world news." still to come -- how indoor air pollution aspects the world's poor. -- affects the world's poor. first though, in many parts of the u.s., 15-year-old can legally drive. in britain, they have to be 17.
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but what if the newly-qualified were banned from roads at night? chris butler reports. >> after you pass your test, you have to deal with the road. >> it can potentially kill somebody. it is very serious. these young drivers ignore that fact. >> there are claims that many are not properly prepared, even for things like driving in the dark. to combat that, researchers think the driving ban should be considered for teenagers, along with stopping them from carrying on passengers. >> i think the old adage is, what if this happens to me? >> they believe that this would be unworkable. tony davidson's son was killed
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in an accident. >> they would not be able to carry any of their peers in their car. no one goes out with the intention of injuring or killing themselves, but that is what they are doing. >> and educating people about what can happen is an important lesson at this high school in leeds. but teenagers say this would stop them learning outside the classroom. >> it would stop us experiencing everything, learning from it, and making us better drivers. >> it is knowing those risks and the responsibility for all drivers. >> the latest headlines for you this hour on "bbc world news." in delhi, the commonwealth games -- the accommodations are
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widely condemned. north korea has announced a rare gathering of its ruling elite next week. it looks like to will be an announcement about the future leadership. talks at the u.n. on the millennium development goals. they were agreed upon in 2000 to reduce poverty and hunger and increased health standards. speakers today included the presidents of iran, iraq, and zimbabwe. presidents mugabe support sanctions. first, mahmoud ahmadinejad had a message. >> those who only have their own interests cannot uphold justice and bring prosperity. the new order should be based on pure and righteous government
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around the world. , theyat they discriminate are facing defeats. all-out participation in upholding justice is essential. >> we fell short of our targets because of the factions -- sanctions imposed on the country, has already made reference to. and the public in zimbabwe it remains quite war. as a result of these measures, and despite of our economic plan, the government of zimbabwe is dedicated to making a positive difference in the life of the poor, the hungry, the sick, and the destitute among its citizens. >> robert mugabe there at the u.n. in new york.
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there is unlikely to be a present from the kremlin for the mayor of moscow on his 75th birthday. it seems that he has fallen out of favor with president medvedyev. that is why he will not say whom he will support in the 2012 presidential election. there is intriguing talk. >> this is city hall in the center of moscow. this is where the mayor has his office. just down the road, you can just about see at the end, the kremlin where the president is. the two buildings are closed, but the two bosses who work there, the president and the mayor, have become distant after a dramatic and very public falling out. the moscow may not -- mayor is one of russia's most powerful
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politicians and a senior figure in the party of power, united russia. six weeks, television cameras have been broadcasting a stream of criticism, blaming the mayor for gridlock on the mossdale road, criticizing his handling of crises, and accusing him and his wife of corruption. he dismisses these all as charges of total rubbish. this is all from the kremlin, he says. relations between the mayor and the president have been strained for some time. the president has the right to fire the mayor at any moment he can remove a number of regional leaders from power. if the moscow mayor is sacked or steps aside, that will be seen as a major political victory. >> from moscow there.
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we tend to associate pollution with industry, but in developing countries, there are issues inside the home as well. the u.s. secretary of state wants to combat the scourge of cooking smoke. we have this from our environmental will analyst. -- environmental analyst. >> cooking smoke may keep the flies down, but it hurts the eyes and lungs of those exposed to it. the black smoke also contributed to climate change. the aim is to bring a clean burn to 100 million homes by 2020. the cleanest of all the stoves are those like this project i highlighted at a school in india a few years ago. this is the same technology as a small boy using a magnifying
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glass to burn all hole in as a piece of paper. -- in a piece of paper. what is it? that is how hot. it will take time for these to reach the millions of homes where they are needed. but by next generations, living with toxic smoke may prove a thing of the past. bbc news. >> republicans in the u.s. senate have blocked a proposal to allow gay men and women to serve openly in the american military. they say that removing the existing policy don't ask, don't tell would damage military morale. it is of big setback for president obama. at least 100 have been hurt, 22
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critically, when a spectator stands collapsed in brazil. cameras captured the moment when it gave way on sunday. at least 500 birds sitting on it. -- were sitting on it. there is an investigation into the lead poisoning that killed more than 200 children at this year. it will take soil and water samples where gold is mined by hand. after the human horrors of the war in iraq, another tragedy. ancient artifacts from 7000 years of history were lost. now more than 600 pieces have turned up and up are returned to iraq fell national museum. gabriel gatehouse has this. >> it is around 500 years old,
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and this statute, taken from the sumerian period, has come back home. the treasures s&p 500 mesopotamia and civilizations, -- stand back to mesopotamia and civilizations. for years, these priceless artifacts have been and in these cardboard boxes. to be fair, it does say what is inside them. metal, daggers. it appears they had absolutely no idea. said they had been languishing around in a store room -- so, they had been languishing around in a store room for kitchenware. they were brought back to the museum in baghdad for safekeeping. >> some are from iraq. some are from other seminarian
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territories. babylonian. >> many of the artifacts had been smuggled out of the country by a legal excavators' who come to this day, continue to scour iraq's archaeological sites. others were taken in 2003 when security collapsed and the treasures were looted. the museum has never recovered. it is so closed to the public, and no one knows when it will be open. even if the stolen artifacts are found again, they will come up for the moment, remained hidden from view. gabriel gatehouse, bbc news, in baghdad. >> the real like james bonds has been shedding light on their activity. mi6 has taken the unusual step of opening up its past. keith l. jefferies has been given exclusive access.
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>> fast torpedo boats used by mi6 soon after it was created in 1909. secret agents would be smuggled behind enemy lines. to date for the first time, mi6 has opened up its archives to tell the story of its early years. for the historian invited inside, it was an exciting opportunity. >> it is like a child in a sweet shop. the papers are like other papers he will see in national archives. but what they do is, they tell the secret story of the most secret of the british organizations. >> from the mid-1920's, this building was the headquarters of the british secret service. its very existence was denied by government, and it is here the secrets were kept in the daring operations plans.
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like this woman, code named ecclesiastic. >> she worked in an era liaison officea liaisonir liaison -- air liaison office coming in she provided her lover what he thought was genuine information. >> and there are tales of bravery, like this man, who spied on german battleships in norway during the second world war. but the operation stopped abruptly in the 19th -- 1949. some secrets, it seems, will remain hidden. >> he will find much more on that and all the international news anytime you want it online. that is bbc.com/news. you can catch up with me and most of the team on twitter. i'm @bbcmikeembley. you can get the -- and you can see what we are working on on
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